Wine Advocate 89 points - The 2010 Le Sughere di Frassinello bursts from the glass with an exciting melange of sweet red cherries, herbs, licorice and tobacco. It shows lovely mid-palate depth in a medium-bodied, sleek style supported by firm yet well-integrated tannins. The 2010 fleshes out nicely on the substantial finish. Le Sughere is 50% Sangioveto, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017.
Dark and brooding, this red offers black cherry, plum, raspberry, meat and graphite aromas and flavors. Muscular and firm, with a dark fruit finish. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2014 through 2020.—B.S
A wine of great character. Deep ruby red in color, with good berry fruit and floral
notes, hints of minerals, and nice elegant spicy tones. Medium-bodied, with fine, velvety tannins
and a medium-to-long finish. Wine suitable for ageing, but so very pleasant due to the soft tannins
that it can also be drunk young. It pairs well with all red meat dishes and mature cheeses.
Other Information: It takes its name from the cork trees (“sughero” in Italian) that surround the vineyard.
This is the second top label of the Rocca di Frassinello project. Located in the heart of the Tuscan
Maremma, Rocca di Frassinello was created in 2001 as a joint-venture between Paolo Panerai
of Castellare in Castellina and Eric de Rothschild of Lafite. A majestic, state-of-the-art new winery is
in the final stages of construction with designs by world renowned architect Renzo Piano. The
choice of the grape varieties comes from the idea of blending Castellare’s experience in growing
the prince of Tuscany, Sangiovese, with Lafite’s experience with the classic French varieties, Cabernet